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on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and their impact this all afternoon. kron four's dan kerman has been inside that board meeting...and has the latest developments. this is fire station number 12 in martinez it's one of four stations on the chopping block >> this is not an easy choice not want to have to do but we're out of options. we will have to do the best we cannot even with the closure of these stations. >> the fire chief says closing these stations will lead to greater response times but he says over the last 4 years the fire district has seen a 32 million dollar drop in property tax revenue and the failure of a parcel tax at the ballot box means >> to try to find another resolution to keep the station open. >> but at a public hearing tuesday, mayors and residents of the communities to be impacted told the fire district board they must look at other options. >> this will leave
is here with when a final decision could be made. >> this fire station on shell avenue in martinez is one of four stations in the county marked for closure. in a meeting that just wrapped up, the contra costa county board boar put off making a final vote. >> fire fires throughout the county came in on their day off to see if the contra costa county board of supervisors would vote to close four fire stations. people urged the board to spare the stations in their communities including this fire station situated blocks from the shell refinery. >> it's the first line of defense for us against the many mishaps that could happen. >> in addition to the station in martinez, the others earmarked for closure are in walnut creek on hawthorne driver, loafer, and clayton on center avenue. >> this will leave clayton with absolutely no fire stations in our city. >> the stations were marked by contra costa county fire officials to save $10 mall year. officials warn that if a park tax measure failed last month this would happen and the measure did fail. >> we're at a place now where we don't have an awful
on the chpping block. station 12 on shell avenue in martinez will be shutting down. also station 16 on los arabis avenue in lafayette. station 4 on hawthorne drive in walnut creek. and station 11 on center avenue in clayton. officials have been debating these closures...and impact this all afternoon...kron four's dan kerman has been in that board meeting...and has the latest developments. >> after discussing this matter for most of the afternoon it looks like a contra costa fire protection district will delay a decision on weather or not to shut for down of the 28 stations. they need more information before they make this decision. declining revenues, increase in benefits, pensions mean that the district is not have as much money as it needs to have to keep all of these stations open. >> this is the last option we have we have exhausted all of our reserve funds, cutting costs, and trying to go to the public with a temporary tax measure and that did not pass. we are at a point for we cannot go any further. >> the district wants to look at other options in to get some questions answered and next t
through martinez. back over toward parts of the east bay. san francisco over to oakland a little heavier toward san rafael. looks like right there on the san rafael side of the richmond san rafael bridge. off the coast you can see right off the marin coast in san francisco there is a little bit stronger cells inching closer. it's not cold it's really mild. if you don't have rain cloudy conditions and foggy. there is a little low right there. that will give us enhancement here in the morning. look for cloudy skies and rain. just kind of a foggy rainy day. 60s on the temps. even the lows or upper 50s to near 60 for some. we won't see much of a change on the temperatures from lows to highs. the rain will end tonight. fog very, very thick. i think north bay, east bay out to the valley it will be a big issue here. it does look quieter. breezy. that should wipe out the fog. >>> right now the european markets are all trading higher this morning. overnight the asian markets closed with gains as well. after china's leaders -- shanghai composite jumped almost 3%. all the other markets finished the
in martinez today will be with the supervisors' offices for the preliminary go over for the stations that are on the chopping block. they're already scheduled to be close. they're encouraging the public to show up the meeting is that 115 pirie and perhap >> police are on the scene of what they're calling it a sophisticated pot growing operation and the south bay. it is an east san jose on the 1300 block of sandalwood court. police got a call at 3 this morning they saw three pe going into the home and i thought it was a robbery in progress. when police arrived and found over 300 pot plants valued at over $125,000. nome was there when the police got there. no one lives and the home and police are calling this a sophisticated row house. we have a crew headed to the scene and we will bring you more in the next half hour. >> lafayette city officials say a portion of the road that collapsed during the weekend storm is likely going to take several months to be repaired. will tran was on the scene and told about this yesterday. workers spent most of yesterday cleaning up the hole with excava
bound on 68 coming from highway 4 in martinez. that is a rough ride. not a hot spot but certainly a slow rise the south bay freeways highway 85 to the west valley and 87 northbound from the on the valley as you head north toward downtown san jose. >> thank you george we're watching water on the bay area rivers that has been a concern especially on sunday we got close the flood level. the russian river over hills burn and burn bill about 10 ft. above flood stage. also the napa river those river levels are safe. also with coyote creek. we are so watching what happened incorte madero. we are watching closely what happens there when we get heavy rain. will tra hourthat this is our sole reporter is joining us. >> it does not take much to start getting nervous out here at the cree.creek. the crek gets plugged up and a lot of debris in the water causes most of the problems. this week in we did get close to flood stage. it was basically right at flood stage. so far we are well below that which is great news. that does not stop residents as you can see over here a lot of sandbags. as you said bac
stations in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette, and clayton, the city's only fire station. he says all cities within the district would be impacted. >> once we start taking any of those stations out of service, then having ten units at a fire is going to have a bigger impact come january than it would now if we had all of our companies in service. >> reporter: not to mention the closures would come during the holidays, when districts see an increase in chimney and house fires. the good news is there would be no layoffs involved in these closures. but the district does tell me if they can't find a financial solution next year, we could see two more closures. in martinez, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> there is some new action to try to end the costly eight-day strike at the ports of los angeles and long beach. after an overnight intervention by the mayor, both sides have agreed to bring in a federal mediator. cbs reporter randy paige with the latest on the negotiations. >> both parties have agreed to federal mediation and to a federal mediator. >> reporter: an exhausted mayor announced both
where pleasanton we have san ramon, walnut creek, clayton and martinez and concord all offering free sandbags. the department of public works, a representative is here to tell us about the program. how does it work, justin? >> the station is here available to residents 24 hours a day 7 days a week which is new for us n prior years the station was only available monday through friday. >> reporter: how does it work as far as filling up the bags? >> well, as you can see you can either come with a partner or do it yourself. there's a 25-bag limit for residents and business here in the city. >> do you have any areas prone to flooding in concord? we have two major storms coming in between thursday and sunday. >> yeah, we have some areas in northern concord near the naval weapons station property that there is some flooding from time to time with heavy rains. >> reporter: all right. so i know you have a lot of preparations to do cleaning out some gutters. thank you for your time this evening. and again we are here in concord but you can check with your own chamber of commerce about free sa
four five houses. the ones in walnut creek, clayton and martinez, will close after january 1. the 4th in lafayette is already closed. the county's top fire official says the loss of property taxes and a failed tacts measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserves. he says now an already understaffed agency will have to do even more with less. >>> the holidays are prime time for crooks trying to pass counterfeit bills. the clues to look for if you suspect a fake. >> plus, the medical breakthrough making it easier for couples to conceive. >>> then iced out. dozens of hockey games lost. how local businesses are losing out in the nhl lockout. >> and remember, you can track the rain anytime with our live high-def doppler radar on our website, cbssf.com/weather. to reach a deal that would e this year's hockey season. ready done. >>> negotiations resumed today between nhl owners and players hoping to reach a deal to save the hockey season. but a lot of damage is done. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez in san jose with a look at how the lockout is costing the downtown busin
in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says closing the stations will lead to long are response times. as the failure on of them are valid there are few options left--as the failure of the proposition on the november bund ballots. >> the next meeting is set for december 11th. at that point the board will make a final decision on the fate of those four fire stations. >> 3 firefighters were heard responding to a traffic accident in the east bay are out of the hospital and back at home this morning. orinda fire capt michael rattaaey the firefighters kelly morris and a firefighter named steve rogness or spun into a crash on highway 24 in orlando sunday morning when n s u b lost control and ran sacked the road and hit them. the three firefighters are back in recovery. >> watching what is happening in washington president obama is meeting with washington to discuss the fiscal cliff. the automatic government spending cuts that will kick in. republicans and the white house sent to have finally found some common ground both sides agreeing that tax revenue a
bay heavy rain highway 4 martinez. we are seeing slow traffic interstate 680, highway 24 approach and the caldecott tunnel ride around san ramon valley. that starts to pick up shortly. we are seeing a light rain in the south bay but it is relatively widespread. 7:00 a.m. this morning take a look at this orange/read that starts to build up on your screen indicates moderate to heavy rain is widespread in the north and east bay. impacting the peninsula and parts of the south bay as well. is out. spotty showers of the back in mostly cloudy conditions. the winds will start to die down. flash flood not concern later today. by 7:00 p.m. light showers in the north bay north of the golden gate bridge. the continue to see spotty showers of the tail end of this walking up saturday morning. keep your umbrella handy. satellite and radar shows the bigger picture a lot of moisture sitting offshore. we have several advisers around the bay area. flash flood watch in effect for the north bay interior valleys. wind advisories for parts of sacramento, the delta, and even the east bay hills and the di
are in martinez, la fayette, la fayette and clayton -- walnut creek and clayton. >>> a los angeles area firehouse is under fire this morning for letting an exercise company shoot a rather raycy video inside the station. ♪ >> the video shows a scantily- clad woman dancing around with a hula-hoop inside a fire station in venice. fire officials are investigating why the station allowed the filming. the station was in trouble last year for allowing fire trucks to be used in a porn movie. >>> 7:20. well, mark your calendar if you love music. organizers of the lands festival just announced the dates for next year. ♪ >> that's stevie wonder. 2013 festival will be held august 9th through august 11th at golden gate park. organizers have not told us yet who will be performing next year. last year's headliners including stevie wonder, neil young. also meatal law. big show -- also, metallica. big show out there. >>> 7:21. we continue our stormwatch coverage. meteorologist, steve paulson, is tracking the storm. he will tell us which parts of the bay area will get the most rain. he's coming back. scutaro!
the bay area. i headed to the east bay and found out that pleasanton, walnut creek, martinez, also san ramon, offering free sandbags. but right here, in the steve concord, they are going a little further. they are offering this service 24/7. so i looked up the director of concord and told me, justin e zell had this to say. >> we have the station here that's available 24 hours a day 7 days a week which is new for this city because in prior years this was only available up until 3:30 p.m. in the afternoon monday through friday. and as now the storms don't stop. so people need to get out here and make sandbags in the middle of the night or early in the morning so we wanted to make it available to residents at all times. >> reporter: is there a limitation for residents as far as sandbagging is concern? >> there is a 25-bag limit. so we ask that residents -- they are on the honor system here so we ask that they only take 25 bags. >> reporter: the director of department of public works had a lot to tell me about the concord area. there are some areas more prone to flooding than others. he a
at the heavy rain from richmond, martinez and berkeley, now pushing into the east bay. and 580 and back westward. 280 in san francisco. not only looking it he rain but gusty winds. lighter rains into fremont and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m.
supervisors are expected to vote to close four fire stations within in walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette the county will scale back responses to low priority calls this cost cutting comes after county voters rejected a measure that was a temporary parcel tax toçñ w of fire service. lafayette's city manage urging residents to attend tomorrow's meeting to voice their opposition. >>> oakland city council will hear from both sides april controversial proposal for a dog park. a stretch of green on the corner of macarthur boulevard and lake shore. the area has been a gathering spot for picnics and soccer games. dog lovers want to fence off part of the area to use for a dog park opponents say the area is not the right location for a dog park. >>> california educators will be watching to see what happens when the school year gets longer in five states, starting in 2013. the announce -- part of' there year pilot project administrators hope it makes students more competitive. districts can decide for themselves if they will add extra showers to the school day or extra days to the
, walnut creek, clayton and martinez. fires say closures would affect response times to areas around the stations. many people the closures are inevitable because the district feeds to shutdown two stations by next july to save money -- one to two stations will need to be closed by july 2014 >> you don't have to get a badge to be a crime fighter in san francisco. new program by the police department is counting on the public and social media to solve cases it is called the line-up. each week a piece of surveillance video is featured with the hope that someone looking in will recognize a criminal. this week's offering shows a stun gun assault on polk street caught last month. we have a link to the san francisco police website at abc7news.com under see it on tv. >>> verizon wants to know more about what you do in your living room. >> here's jane king. >>> watch for changes in job benefits, companies considering dropping health insurance for millions because by 2014 it may be cheaper to pay government fines under the new law. the study indicates the majority will continue to offer healt
him from martinez. >> one of the 90's most beloved tv couples is reuniting. ben savage and his co-star on board with four or revising their role as cory and topanga. the show is rumored to be tied girl meets world. a couple are married with a 13 year- old daughter. cannot set your dd are the pilot show is in the early stages. you can on a piece of movie history. the iconic piano used to play in the classic film casablanca is headed to the auction block. the prop could fetch as much as $1.2 million at next month's sale. >> for hollywood minute i am elizabeth corrdisan. >> still ahead on the kron for morning news the first of a few storms is arriving in the bay area this morning. we will tell you what parts are expected to get a lot of wind and rain. and some parts of the bear our meeting this is rain. we will show you one reservoir that is struggling to maintain its water level. >> we will be checking in with george he is looking at how the rate may be affecting the when the commute. we will find out as the kron for morning news continues. (male announcer): live from the bay area t
. the county supervisors are considering plans now to shut down stations in walnut creek, clayton, martinez, and lafayette. it's to save money. the district was hoping for a tax hike but it failed to pass in november. closing the stations will save $3 million. >>> time now 6:39. tweeting on the toilet? how social media is taking over the bathroom. >> okay... >> plus the dolphin bites an 8- year-old at seaworld. what her parents are saying about the attack caught on tape. >> the market just opened up about 10 minutes ago. let's check the numbers. so far not too bad. coming up, we'll get an update from kcbs moneywatch reporter jason brooks. not scheduled any wi ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. wi
, martinez and lafayette to save about $3 million. >>> the u.s. supreme court could announce as soon as this morning whether it will hear appeals on some cases involving same-sex marriage. one is an appeal from supporters of proposition 8. california's voter-approved measure limits marriage to male- female couples. it was previously struck down by a u.s. appeals court. five challenges to the federal "defense of marriage act" are also being considered. >>> a local boy scout forced to leave his moraga troop because he is gay will be honored in sacramento this afternoon. 18-year-old ryan andresen will be recognized for his bravery by state assembly speaker john perez as the new legislative session opens up today. >>> so what do david letterman and led zeppelin have in common? well, the stars are getting a presidential honor in the nation's capital. >> and a dolphin bites a little girl at seaworld and it's caught on camera. the movement that may have triggered the attack. , ,,,, [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby c
station number 4 on hawthorne drive, station 11, station 12 on shell avenue in martinez and station 16 in lay fayette. they come after voters rejected measure q which would have started a seven year parcel tax to pay for fire services. >>> residents in half moon bay are on alert after two mountain lion cubs were spotted there. the sighting was reports yesterday afternoon. if you see a cub don't don't approach because the mother may be nearby. >> an oregon man attacked by a shark. thomas kennedy was reportedly snorkeling when the shark attacked. he had several cuts what may have been a tiger shark. he was worried he would be attacked again when he saw his trail of blood in the water. his personality changed at the hospital. >> you know you have to look at it like -- the emt told me on the way, you could have had this or been struck by lightning, the odds are about the same. >> the lifeguards closed part of the beach. it's the third shark attack since october. >> if you are looking for more energy efficient lights you can get them free today, just turn in your old ones. for each str
on this today and martinez. if there are encouraging people to come on and voice their concerns. we're talking about the fire district and culturcontra costa. there statig that this is because measure q sales a month ago. they stated that they do not have the money and that will have to start closing fire stations. station for is one of them. we do have a full list of the stations are scheduled to close. number four, #11, no. 12, and no. 16. county is extremely busy and a service nine cities with over 6000 people. they have over 41,000 calls a year. they stated that they just do not have the money and the budget. their budget is about hundred and $2 million a year. this stated that they have to save money because measure q did not pass. officials have encouraged people to come out and voice their concerns. >> the latest on the fiscal cliff talks. competing plans from the white house and republicans was little talk of compromise. if the white house plans raises taxes on any and come over to london and $50,000 with 350 billion in cuts to medicare and 200 billion in new stimulus and and fracture
. fire station no. 12 in martinez is one of the four stations on the chopping block. the fire chief says, closing the stations will lead to lower response times but adds, the failure of a partial tax on the november ballot mayes said there are few options left. the next board meeting is scheduled for tuesday december they levitt. the board says, at that point, it would have to make a final decision on the fate of the four fire stations periods >> there is 26 days until the fiscal cliff. the expiration of the bush tax cuts for all americans, and automatic government spending cuts that will kick in and republicans and the white house seem to have found some common ground. both sides are green that tax revenue and reductions in entitlement spending are key elements of the deal. republicans may be softening on raising taxes for wealthier americans and the white house may be on accepting a greater spending cut for medicare. >> we will be right back as kron 4 news continues. (car horn) paying with your smartphone instead of cash... (phone rings) that's a step forward. with chase quickpay, you
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